Talking Tom and Friends

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Talking Tom and Friends
Talking Tom and Friends logo.svg
Logo of the franchise
Created by Outfit7
Original work Video game series
Owner Outfit7
Films and television
Animated series
Games
Video game(s) See Video games
Miscellaneous
Toys
  • Talking Tom
  • Talking Ben
  • Superstar Toys

Talking Tom and Friends is a media franchise created and owned by Outfit7 Limited. The franchise focuses on various mobile apps involving anthropomorphic animal characters repeating things said by the user. The first app, Talking Tom Cat, launched in July 2010. As of June 2018, the apps have achieved more than 8 billion downloads.[1]

Characters[edit]

  • Talking Tom is a gray tabby cat and title character of the franchise.[2] Tom is a wisecracking, adventure-seeking cat, described as the "world's most popular cat."[3] In his app, he is a fully animated interactive 3D character that users can tickle, poke and play with in the apps. Users can also get Tom to repeat what they say.[4] The original Talking Tom Cat app was launched in July 2010 for iOS, closely followed by Talking Tom 2 in 2011.
  • Talking Angela is Tom's love interest, a stylish but short-tempered white cat with a love of travel and singing.[5][6] Angela has also appeared in other apps in Outfit7's flagship entertainment franchise: Tom's Love Letters and Tom Loves Angela.
  • Talking Ginger is a mischievous, fun-loving kitten.[7] In the arx anima TV series, he is Tom's neighbor.
  • Talking Ben is a brown dog who is described in his Talking Ben the Dog app as "a grumpy dog and chemistry professor". He enjoys working in the lab and the player can tickle him and make him do phone calls, or retreat to the lab where he does experiments that sometimes explodes.[8]
  • Talking Hank is a white dog with blue spots (one on his right eye, one on his tail tip, and the other on his rear). He was introduced in December 2014 with My Talking Hank.[9] In the arx anima TV series, his hobby is watching sitcoms.
  • Talking Pierre is a green bird with a yellow beak who is quite grumpy and annoying. He was mainly a character who provided comic relief in Talking Friends, just like Hank.[10]

Video games[edit]

Release Game[11] Genre Description
2010 Talking Tom Cat [12][13]
2011 Talking Ben the Dog [14][15]
2011 Talking Tom 2 [16]
2011 Talking Tom and Ben News Interact with Tom and Ben as they repeat the user's words as news anchors.[15][17]
2011 Talking Pierre Interact with Pierre the Parrot, who also makes up his own sentences and plays guitar riffs.[18]
2012 Tom's Love Letters Picture making Users design Valentine cards with pictures of Tom and Angela and custom text.[19]
2012 Tom Loves Angela [20]
2012 Talking Ginger Focuses on the bedtime skills and habits.[21][22]
2012 Talking Angela Interact with Angela in the city of Paris.[23][24]
2013 Talking Ginger 2 Interact with Ginger on his birthday. The app was originally titled Ginger's Birthday until April 2014.[25]
2013 My Talking Tom Virtual pet Raise Tom from a kitten to a fully-grown tomcat,[26] caring for him and customizing his fur, clothes and home.[27]
2014 My Talking Angela Virtual pet [28]
2015 Talking Tom Jetski Endless runner Tom and Angela ride jet skis.[29]
2015 Talking Tom Bubble Shooter Bubble shooter [30]
2016 Talking Tom Gold Run Endless runner An endless-runner game where the characters chase down a thief and retrieve their lost gold.[31][32]
2017 My Talking Hank Virtual pet [33][34]
2017 Talking Angela Color Splash Match-3 [35]
2017 Talking Tom Camp Strategy Organize and run water fights between camps.[36]
2017 Talking Tom Pool Puzzle Use billiards-like shots to move Tom and friends around in a swimming pool.[37][38]
2018 Talking Tom Jetski 2 Endless runner
2018 Talking Tom Candy Run Endless runner

Webisodes[edit]

Talking Friends[edit]

Talking Friends was the first Talking Tom animated web series. It was produced by Disney Interactive Studios, and ran on YouTube from 8 June to 31 August 2012 for 10 episodes.

No. Title Runtime Release date Ref
TF1 "Attack of the Tech!"   2:49 June 8, 2012 (2012-06-08)  
Tom and Ben's robot goes out of control attacking their cars and homes. However, This does not make Pierre feel amused.
TF2 "Foolf"   2:30 June 15, 2012 (2012-06-15)  
Ben gets inspiration of mixing golf and football together, but it goes too far.
TF3 "Jet Pack Cat"   3:02 June 22, 2012 (2012-06-22)  
Ginger wants to ride Tom's jetpack but Tom tells him he's too young to try. When Ginger tries to make Gina ride the jetpack, the jetpack crashes and breaks.
TF4 "Newserator" 3:11 June 29, 2012 (2012-06-29)  
Ben creates the Newserator 2000, but all it does is give news. Later, Tom and Ben decide to destroy the robot. Pierre suddenly destroys it by throwing a tomato at it.
TF5 "Rock the Catsbah" 3:26 July 6, 2012 (2012-07-06)  
Angela needs to get an idea for her rock star club. Later, Tom, Ben, Ginger and Pierre come up with an idea.
TF6 "Shake that Tail" 2:48 August 3, 2012 (2012-08-03)  
Angela comes back and needs to have a music video for her new song. Meanwhile, Ginger wants to defy gravity, so Ben makes both of their dreams come true.
TF7 "Multipli-Kitty" 3:04 August 10, 2012 (2012-08-10)  
Ben has a gadget that can duplicate anything. Tom gets too greedy when he wants to clone himself.
TF8 "Super Tom" N/A August 17, 2012 (2012-08-17)  
Ben uses his super power maker when everyone wants superpowers. Later, their armadillo accidentally touches the device, making him gigantic.
TF9 "Angry Parrots" 3:09 August 24, 2012 (2012-08-24)  
Pierre gets too focused on his game, thinking his friends are the zombies.
TF10 "Tom After Tom" N/A August 31, 2012 (2012-08-31)  
Ben uses his time machine elevator for everyone to choose their favorite station in the 50's, 80's, 60's, 20's. Angela's 20's station gets everyone bored since it's black and white, so Ben gives up.

Talking Tom and Friends[edit]

Outfit7 Limited launched an animated series called Talking Tom and Friends in 2015, based on the antics of Talking Tom and his Friends. The show is produced by the Austrian animation-studio 'arx anima'.

Talking Tom Shorts[edit]

Talking Tom Shorts is an ongoing web series. Unlike the TV series, the characters do not have dialogue. It was released to YouTube starting March 13, 2014.

No. Title Runtime Release date Ref
S1 "Red Alert" 0:49 March 13, 2014 (2014-03-13) [39]
The hand doesn't take it seriously when Tom needs to use the toilet.
S2 "Whack-A-Mouse" 0:58 March 27, 2014 (2014-03-27) [40]
Tom is bothered that wind-up toy mice are to remove the cheese from the table.
S3 "Aerobics" 0:54 April 10, 2014 (2014-04-10) [41]
Tom tries to lead the cats in some aerobic exercises, but they would rather dance or do their own things.
S4 "Potions" 0:57 April 24, 2014 (2014-04-24) [42]
Tom tries out Ben's potions.
S5 "Lights Out" 0:51 May 8, 2014 (2014-05-08) [43]
Tom and his friends get annoyed by the hand playing with the lamp.
S6 "Round 1" 0:57 May 22, 2014 (2014-05-22)  
Tom fights Tom.
S7 "Cans" 1:09 July 17, 2014 (2014-07-17)  
The hand comes back, and disturbs Tom's relaxing time.
S8 "Flappy Tom" 1:04 August 1, 2014 (2014-08-01)  
Tom acts like the Flappy Bird game, flying around and running into pipes.
S9 "Hat Troubles" 1:05 August 14, 2014 (2014-08-14)  
Tom tries out a bunch of his hats, but they fly away in the wind.
S10 "Be Serious" 1:12 August 28, 2014 (2014-08-28)  
Tom tries to stay serious with the other faces, but The Hand keeps catching him.
S11 "Makeover Madness" 1:03 September 11, 2014 (2014-09-11)  
A makeover is Talking Tom's house, but it gets a bit overboard.
S12 "Who's the Boss?!" 1:29 November 13, 2014 (2014-11-13)  
Angela changes Tom's house when she comes over to stay. Note: This marks the debut of Talking Angela.
S13 "Cookie War" 1:31 February 26, 2015 (2015-02-26)  
Tom and Angela argue about the heat degrees for baking cookies and it gets even worse when they damage each other's property. Note: This marks the addition of Talking Angela's scenery to the episode intro.
S14 "My Turn!" 1:39 March 26, 2015 (2015-03-26)  
The Hand is getting too much time with Tom or Angela as they fight over it.
S15 "Operation Opera" 1:48 June 11, 2015 (2015-06-11)  
Tom & Angela go to an opera concert, but Tom, who is dissatisfied with it, tried to do something else without Angela knowing - in the end, Angela gets a rock and roll band, much to Tom's delight.
S16 "Bubble for Bubble" 1:38 August 6, 2015 (2015-08-06)  
Tom and Angela throw bubbles at each other in a game called Mars Pop
S17 "Art of Packing" 1:12 August 27, 2015 (2015-08-27)  
Angela & Tom pack up to go to the beach, but Angela has way too many suitcases.
S18 "Attack of the Bookworm" 1:36 September 11, 2015 (2015-09-11)  
At the beach, Tom tries to get his hands on one of Angela's books.
S19 "Super Suction" 1:31 November 12, 2015 (2015-11-12)  
Tom uses a suction cup in his bathroom making everything go inside it, even Tom. When Angela releases the items, she is mad at Tom for messing up the bathroom.
S20 "Hit the Road" 1:20 February 11, 2016 (2016-02-11)  
Tom and Angela hit the road to go to the beach (from ep. 17), and have to be careful of obstacles. However Tom and Angela are both laughing at each other when their faces get messed up from Angela's makeup (it mainly happened to Angela due to Tom doing reckless things while she is putting on her makeup, so she did it to Tom after a third time.).
S21 "Helping Hand" 1:57 April 14, 2016 (2016-04-14)  
Tom shows Angela that they both can use the Hand for it to give them food but then they are chased by the Hand when it goes overboard after they request for too much. Luckily, Hank unintentionally saves the day. Note: This marks the debut of Talking Hank.
S22 "Power Pirates" 1:40 May 26, 2016 (2016-05-26)  
Tom and Angela battle each other as pirates, but they are interrupted by a bomb from Hank, who is then attacked by Angela's thunderstorm cloud. Note: This marks the addition of Talking Hank's scenery to the episode intro.
S23 "Save Me!" 1:43 July 7, 2016 (2016-07-07)  
Angela is having a fun time dancing but Hank is getting in the way, so Angela tries to use various things to get rid of him.
S24 "Wake Up" 1:49 August 25, 2016 (2016-08-25)  
Angela doesn't want to get up, no matter what disturbs her, but the Hand is insistent on doing it.
S25 "Sticky Jellies" 1:31 October 13, 2016 (2016-10-13)  
Angela's making a cake for Tom, but things get sticky pretty quickly when she uses sticky jellies.
S26 "What Should Angela Wear?" 2:06 November 10, 2016 (2016-11-10)  
Angela has a hard time figuring out what to wear for a date at a concert; in the end, Hank is forced to go while wearing one of Angela's dresses that got patched in mud as she was departing from her house.
S27 "Hank's Glasses" 2:03 December 21, 2016 (2016-12-21)  
When Hank can't see the television clearly, he tries on many different pairs of glasses, none of which work because the screen was dirty.
S28 "Tangled in Space (Planet Hop)" 1:48 December 28, 2016 (2016-12-28)  
Tom and Hank are floating in space, and Tom is trying to capture a star to give to Angela.
S29 "Piano Battle" 1:18 February 9, 2017 (2017-02-09)  
Tom and Hank compete in a piano playing video game.
S30 "The Apple Up the Rock" 3:51 March 9, 2017 (2017-03-09)  
Tom climbs up a hill to try to get to the top against Hank in order to get an apple while lost in the desert.
S31 "Balloon Battle" 4:43 April 6, 2017 (2017-04-06)  
Talking Angela launches a surprise attack from a hot air balloon on Tom and Hank, and they want to battle.
S32 "The Last Cereal (Shopping Drift)" 3:03 May 4, 2017 (2017-05-04)  
Tom and Angela go to the shop, but it only has one cereal on the shelves, they fight over the last cereal. However, in the end the box rips open and Hank was revealed to have obtained a trolley of cereal boxes, much to the kittens' dismay.
S33 "The Final Sticker" 4:25 May 25, 2017 (2017-05-25) [44]
Angela’s minutes away from completing her sticker book, but Tom and Hank screw it up from a powerful fan setting.
S34 "Upside Down Prank" 3:51 May 25, 2017 (2017-05-25) [45]
Tom tries to play a prank on Hank by making the living room look upside down by attaching all the furniture to the ceiling, but it backfires.
S35 "Unboxing Gifts" 4:13 July 26, 2017 (2017-07-26) [46]
Tom, Angela, and Hank were quiet when a bunch of gifts fell on their heads.
S36 "Toilet Trouble" 3:10 September 7, 2017 (2017-09-07) [47]
Hank needs to unclog his toilet by himself when Tom and Angela are exploring the islands near his home. Little did Hank know that the toilet was connected to the volcano's geysers, which the kittens were visiting.
S37 "Scary Movie" 4:00 October 26, 2017 (2017-10-26) [48]
On Halloween, Tom and Hank are watching a scary TV show, but then a ghost appears and scares the boys, but it is revealed to be a taunting Angela. However, as Angela is laughing, she soon screams when a real ghost emerges from the window.
S38 "Monkey Business" 4:09 December 6, 2017 (2017-12-06) [49]
Tom, Angela, and Hank go on an expedition to photograph a monkey. Tom and Angela struggle while Hank succeeds naturally like in his app using a bucket of sweets, which he throws on his head and the monkeys get attracted to him.
S39 "Tiger Attack" 3:36 January 10, 2018 (2018-01-10) [50]
While roasting marshmallows at a campfire with Angela and Hank, Tom gets scarred of something stirring nearby and then Angela freaks out. It is soon revealed to be a tiger, but just before it attacks Hank, it eats one of his marshmallows, causing it to get chased by the furious puppy.
S40 "Quiet, Please!" 2:06 February 28, 2018 (2018-02-28) [51]
Angela wants peace and quiet to practise playing the guitar, but Tom and Hank keep making noise until it gets so bad Angela has to play on top of the tallest tree of the island, which fails since Tom and Hank jump up high and annoy her until she falls from the tree and gets her head stuck in the sand. The boys get worried if she is hurt, but then Angela just plays the guitar, prompting them to play the tambourine and maracas.
S41 "Stinky Dance Panic" 3:35 April 18, 2018 (2018-04-18) [52]
Talking Tom’s looking buff after working out, but he smells rough! With Talking Angela arriving any minute, can he get ready in time?

Talking Tom and Friends Minis[edit]

Minis is a South Korean-American animated web series featuring Talking Tom and his friends. The characters are presented in 2D cartoons, and without any particular language dialogue. It is developed and produced by Outfit7 and Plenus.[53][54]

No. Title Directed by Written by Runtime Release date Ref
M1 "The Big Move" TBA TBA 3:56 March 3, 2016 (2016-03-03) [53]
Tom and his friends move into a new apartment next to Angela's house.
M2 "A Rough Start" TBA TBA 3:33 March 17, 2016 (2016-03-17) [55]
The friends don't have a good morning as they planned.
M3 "Boy Meets Girl" TBA TBA 3:32 March 31, 2016 (2016-03-31) TBA
Tom wants to meet Angela outside, but must wait in the cold for her to get ready.
M4 "The Perfect Dress" TBA TBA 3:50 May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05) TBA
Angela orders a dress, but it seems to take forever; eventually, a package arrives but it was for Ben instead of Angela.
M5 "Spring Date" TBA TBA 3:14 May 19, 2016 (2016-05-19) TBA
When Tom and Angela go for a picnic, the two have a strange day.
M6 "Part Time Job" TBA TBA   June 2, 2016 (2016-06-02)  
Tom's job in the cafeteria is exhausting, but his friends come to visit him and cheer him up.
M7 "Camping Trip" TBA TBA   June 16, 2016 (2016-06-16)  
The friends go on a camping trip but the car runs out of gas and then they get caught in a rainstorm and it rains in their tent due to holes. However, the weather soon clears up and it gets better, except that they get hungry.
M8 "Fortune Cookies" TBA TBA   June 30, 2016 (2016-06-30)  
Tom and Angela get very different predictions from their fortune cookies.
M9 "Tom's Sick Day" TBA TBA   July 14, 2016 (2016-07-14)  
Angela's angry because Tom stood her up for their date, until she finds out that Tom is sick.
M10 "A Big Thank You" TBA TBA   July 28, 2016 (2016-07-28)  
Tom's surprise to Angela doesn't go according to plan.
M11 "Workout Time" TBA TBA   August 11, 2016 (2016-08-11)  
Tom tries to do a series of endurance exercises after he sees Angela infatuated by a muscular larger cat.
M12 "Tom's New Love" TBA TBA   August 25, 2016 (2016-08-25)  
Tom loves his new game "Talking Tom Gold Run" but it means he doesn't pay enough attention to Angela. Ben, Hank and Ginger desperately try to help him until Angela loses her temper, which stops after Hank shows the apology video.
M13 "Diet Plan" TBA TBA   September 8, 2016 (2016-09-08)  
Angela thinks about going on a diet after weighing herself on the bathroom scale. She desperately trains with Tom, but in the end, the efforts bore nothing; infuriated, Angela throws the scale out of her house.
M14 "Horror Movie Night" TBA TBA   September 15, 2016 (2016-09-15)  
The gang get together to watch a horror movie. It all goes real when there's a pizza delivery.
M15 "Love is in the Air" TBA TBA   September 22, 2016 (2016-09-22)  
Angela feels attracted to Tom when he starts doing housework.
M16 "Summer Heat" TBA TBA   September 28, 2016 (2016-09-28)  
The gang deal with a heatwave; Tom, Ben and Hank argue about fanning each other and Angela loses her temper on Tom and Ben while they spit watermelon seeds on her face. At the end of the episode, Hank is sleeping in the fridge.
M17 "Micro Tom" TBA TBA   October 6, 2016 (2016-10-06)  
Tom is struck by lightning in a storm and becomes microscopic and then is crushed by Hank as he is heading back home. It turns out to be a nightmare.
M18 "Messy Guests" TBA TBA   October 13, 2016 (2016-10-13)  
The gang visit Angela on her day off due to lack of water at the apartment. Soon she loses her temper on them and they run off.
M19 "Underground Adventure" TBA TBA   October 20, 2016 (2016-10-20)  
When Tom helps Angela in the garden, they discover a hidden secret. Ginger and Hank join in the fun and ignore the signs. The secret turns out to be Ben's underground home, making him lose his temper on Tom.
M20 "Angela's Lost Phone" TBA TBA   November 30, 2016 (2016-11-30)  
Tom tries to help Angela find her lost phone. It turns out to be misplaced.
M21 "Camera Shy" TBA TBA   December 7, 2016 (2016-12-07)  
Tom has a habit of freezing up when he gets his photo taken. Angela tries to get Tom to pose nicely for a picture.
M22 "Lonely Boy Ginger" TBA TBA   December 14, 2016 (2016-12-14)  
Ginger feels lonely as his friends are all busy. Tom feels bad for him and so Angela, Ben and Hank arrange fun activities for him.
M23 "The Lost Drone" TBA TBA   December 22, 2016 (2016-12-22)  
A drone malfunction leaves Ginger without his favorite toy. Ben is able to get is back for him, but it is heavily ruined - Ginger, however was revealed to have had a second copy of his favourite toy.
M24 "New Year's Wishes" TBA TBA   December 29, 2016 (2016-12-29)  
It's almost New Year's Eve! The gang are getting ready to celebrate together. But will they meet up in time for the countdown to midnight?
M25 "Tom Against The Machine" TBA TBA   February 8, 2017 (2017-02-08)  
Tom struggles to get a Talking Tom plush for Angela.
M26 "Cooking Contest" TBA TBA   February 15, 2017 (2017-02-15)  
Angela tries to prove that she's a good cook like Hank after she realizes that Tom loves Hank's cooking, but not hers (Tom pretends he enjoyed it), but Angela finds out the terrible truth at the end of the episode.
M27 "Angela Can't Sleep" TBA TBA   February 22, 2017 (2017-02-22)  
Tom is struggling to get Angela to get some shut-eye.
M28 "Night of Shooting Stars" TBA TBA   March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01)  
Ben, Hank and Ginger finally believe that there is no such thing as a meteor shower. But will Tom and Angela be able to see it?
M29 "Tom Needs Help" TBA TBA   March 8, 2017 (2017-03-08)  
Tom's arm is broken, how will he get help?
M30 "Sneezing Tom and the Flower Festival" TBA TBA   April 19, 2017 (2017-04-19)  
Angela wants Tom to go with her to the Flower Festival, but Tom's hay fever makes things a problem.
M31 "Keep Away!" TBA TBA   April 26, 2017 (2017-04-26)  
Tom and Hank have a hard time being roommates together. Angela stops it by losing her temper on them.
M32 "Ginger Wants to Sleep" TBA TBA   May 3, 2017 (2017-05-03)  
While his parents are away, Ginger goes everywhere--Ben's underground home, Angela's apartment--to try to have a goodnight's sleep.
M33 "Selfie Superstar" TBA TBA   May 10, 2017 (2017-05-10)  
Tom tries sabotaging Angela's selfie successes and does it his way. It ends up as Ginger who is the most successful.
M34 "Angela’s Pink Cake" TBA TBA   May 24, 2017 (2017-05-24)  
The guys have only two hours to replace Angela's horrible cake with something better for Ginger's birthday at 5:00 p.m.
M35 "Ginger the Date Crasher" TBA TBA   June 7, 2017 (2017-06-07)  
Tom and Angela do their best to avoid Ginger on their date.
M36 "The Movie Kiss" TBA TBA   June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21)  
All Tom wants to do today is to kiss Angela. His plan backfires.
M37 "Hungry Hank" TBA TBA   July 5, 2017 (2017-07-05)  
Hank is eating too much. Angela puts him into a lesson to be fit.
M38 "The Flood" TBA TBA   July 19, 2017 (2017-07-19)  
Ben is drowning in his underground home, and the others must save him before it's too late.
M39 "Angela the Detective" TBA TBA   August 2, 2017 (2017-08-02)  
Someone doodled on Talking Angela’s picture! But who? Angela turns detective before it's too late. Tom is falsely accused, but it turns out to be Ben, Hank and Ginger--Ginger wanted to frame Tom by putting the marker in his backpack since he was too small to reach the desk.
M40 "No time for friends" TBA TBA   August 16, 2017 (2017-08-16)  
Tom is desperate to make both the guys and Angela happy after they both want to spend time with him - in the end they all have ice cream at the local cafeteria.
M41 "Bzzz! Annoying Mosquito" TBA TBA 3:15 August 30, 2017 (2017-08-30) [56]
Tom and Hank try to kill a mosquito that is preventing them from sleeping in the middle of the night with difficulties - in the end, Angela deals with the mosquito using bug spray - she is revealed to be successful with dealing with insects.
M42 "Swimming Pool Challenge" TBA TBA 3:30 September 13, 2017 (2017-09-13) [57]
Tom and Angela compete against Ben and Hank in a swimming pool challenge - Ben almost drowns after he tries to use a tube to help him cheat.
M43 "Hank Must Go" TBA TBA 3:45 September 27, 2017 (2017-09-27) [58]
Fed up of Hank always making messes and being lazy, Tom decides to kick him out - Hank has problems trying to look for a new home and Tom cannot cope without Hank. In the end, it returns back to normal.
M44 "Angela on Mystery Island" TBA TBA 3:27 October 11, 2017 (2017-10-11) [59]
When the gang goes to the beach, Angela drifts away and ends up stranded on a deserted island when she wakes up - she uses a map in a bottle as an SOS, but the boys don't see it - they only see the side with the guide to the treasure. When Tom and Hank fight about who should have the treasure, Angela is angered by this - Tom and Hank realised Angela used the map to inform the boys of what happened. After the treasure chest is opened, it reveals to be a pirate captain suit for a girl, much to Angela's delight and the boys' dismay - they all head back to the beach.
M45 "No Fun for Ginger" TBA TBA 3:14 October 25, 2017 (2017-10-25) [60]
Ginger wants to go to the beach, despite that he is sick, but Tom won't let him. Tom, Angela and Hank try to make him think it is autumn, which goes well, until Ben carelessly comes in wearing summer gear and accidentally reveals what the cats and Hank did. Ginger is upset and goes back to bed and Tom and Angela are furious for Ben's mistake. Then Ben and the others bring the beach fun to Ginger.
M46 "The Skateboard Kid" TBA TBA 3:40 November 8, 2017 (2017-11-08) [61]
Hank helps Tom to skateboard since the latter wants to impress Angela.
M47 "Camera! Action!" TBA TBA 3:42 November 22, 2017 (2017-11-22) [62]
Hank is making a movie and Ginger is upset that he chose Tom over him when the young kitten struggled with an act multiple times. Ginger decides to sabotage the film and it seems to be successful, until, much to his horror, Tom, Angela, Ben and Hank used props to deal with this. The movie is successful - but as a despondent Ginger goes to leave, the others were revealed to have Ginger part of the cast for use of the props, much to his amazement and delight.
M48 "Tom the Bodyguard" TBA TBA 3:12 December 6, 2017 (2017-12-06) [63]
After a fortune teller predicts Angela is in danger, Tom does everything he can do to prevent it from happening. It works until Tom accidentally pushes Angela while preventing her from falling into the sewer, causing the latter the break her arm. However, Angela forgives Tom after the latter signs her cast.
M49 "A Gift for Angela" TBA TBA 3:33 December 20, 2017 (2017-12-20) [64]
Tom decides to make mittens for Angela with Hank, Ben and Ginger.
M50 "Winter Championship" TBA TBA 3:21 January 3, 2018 (2018-01-03) [65]
Talking Tom and the gang are playing in the snow and trying to figure out who’s got what it takes to be the champion of the winter games! May the best snowman win...
M51 "The Unlucky Gift" TBA TBA 3:47 January 17, 2018 (2018-01-17) [66]
It’s a day for giving presents, but one has a nasty surprise inside. Who’s going to be the unlucky one to open it?
M52 "Angela's Birthday Surprise" TBA TBA 3:32 January 31, 2018 (2018-01-31) [67]
Talking Tom panics when he forgets it's Talking Angela's birthday, so he calls Ben, Hank and Ginger for help and it becomes very successful.
M53 "Lunar New Year Celebrations" TBA TBA 3:48 February 14, 2018 (2018-02-14) [68]
Tom, Angela, Ben and Ginger are preparing for the Lunar New Year, but Hank is still sleeping in his hammock. After a snowball fight, the gang gets hungry, but Hank falls ill from sleeping outside in the snow. Angela proceeds to make food then, much to the horror of the boys, knowing what happened the last few times her cooking was tried. However, her food proves to be delicious for all of them. Then they all watch the fireworks at night with joy.
M54 "Smartphone Diet" TBA TBA 4:00 March 14, 2018 (2018-03-14) [69]
Talking Angela's smartphone dies and Talking Tom tries to keep her entertained until it is repaired, which will take a long time. However, everything Tom tries is repeated by others with smartphones. However, Angela then starts to enjoy board games and has a game night with the boys and always wins against them, despite the fact her phone gets repaired.
M55 "The Flying Machine" TBA TBA 3:24 March 28, 2018 (2018-03-28) [70]
Talking Tom repairs a broken flying machine and takes his friends for an adventure. But there’s a storm on the horizon...
M56 "Lost in the Forest" TBA TBA 3:24 April 25, 2018 (2018-04-25) [71]
The gang go off on an adventure in the woods, however, Angela and Hank get separated from the others after Hank falls into a pit. While lost, Angela makes a fire for Hank and Hank gives half of his food for Angela. Then Tom, Ben and Ginger find Angela's bag, which she lost while looking for firewood, and then see smoke from the campfire and find them. The four are able to get Hank out of the pit, but Ben carelessly drops the compass into the pit, much to Tom and Ginger's frustration.
M57 "Microwave MEGA-Problem" TBA TBA 3:36 May 9, 2018 (2018-05-09) [72]
Talking Hank is getting ready to have a comfy afternoon on the couch but then disaster strikes! His microwave breaks! What’s he going to cook his popcorn in now?! Determined to fix the problem, Hank goes to Talking Ben for help. Together, will they be able to save Hank’s microwave?

Other media[edit]

The Talking Tom and Friends brand has expanded beyond second screen entertainment in the years since its launch in 2010.[73] There is now branded merchandise, YouTube music videos,[6] an animated web series[74] and a 3D animated series.

Talking Tom and Talking Angela's music video for their single "You Get Me",[6] created in cooperation with Walt Disney Records/Hollywood Records, has received over 330 million views on YouTube as of November 2017. Talking Angela has also recorded her first solo song called ‘That's Falling in Love’.[75]

Talking Tom and Friends launched a range of interactive toys called Superstar in 2012. The plush toys talk and interact with multiple Talking Tom and Friends apps, as well as with each other, using an advanced voice recognition system.

Reception[edit]

My Talking Tom had over 11 million downloads and was the top games app in 135 countries worldwide within 10 days of its launch.[76][77]

The Talking Tom and Friends YouTube channel has over 7.4 million subscribers and 2.3 billion views as of June 2018.[78]

In popular culture[edit]

Talking Tom was featured in the 2016 film Nine Lives.[79]

Accolades[edit]

The My Talking Tom app won the award for "Best iPad Game: Kids, Education & Family" at the 2014 Tabby Awards, the global competition for the best tablet app.[80]

My Talking Tom was also voted the 2014 Tabby Award Users’ Choice favorite in two categories, "Best iPad Game: Kids, Education & Family" and "Best Android Game: Puzzle, Cards & Family".[81]

The Talking Tom and Talking Ben Talk Back plush toys won the Best Girls Licensed Toy award at the Australian Toy Association Awards in 2012.[82]

The Talking Tom and Friends television series won Best Animated Series at the 2016 Cablefax Awards.[83] This announcement greenlit season 2 of the series in 2017.

See also[edit]

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